Carma Internship Opportunity for SRJC Student

SRJC internship: community-building, outreach and marketing Internship description The Climate Protection Campaign, a Santa Rosa-based non-profit in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), is seeking a fall intern to help build the Carma Carpooling app user community. The mission of the Climate Protection Campaign is to create model programs to reduce greenhouse emissions for […]

Carma App Helps Foster Carpool Connections

By MATT BROWN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Dave Toister had been waiting at the Rohnert Park park-and-ride only for a few minutes when his colleague, Sam Amin, rolled up in a Toyota Prius. Toister jumped into the passenger seat and, before Amin drove off, the carpool buddies repeated a daily ritual — they pulled out their […]

Meet our new staff! Alex Dolginow (ag, forestry and adaptation) and Lisa Murgatroyd (Real-time Ridesharing)

We are pleased to announce two new staff members, Lisa Murgatroyd and Alex Dolginow. Alex Dolginow is the Implementation Manager for the agriculture, forestry, open space and adaptation sector. Alex is a Harvard Fellow who recently graduated with a B.A. in neurobiology with additional coursework in environmental science and public policy, ecology and land use […]

Request for Proposals: Real-time Ridesharing Software

We’re excited to announce the next step in our real-time ridesharing pilot. The Sonoma Country Transportation Authority is inviting proposals to provide and customize real-time ridesharing software for the pilot. Here’s the formal letter, along with the full pdf: NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS REAL-TIME RIDESHARING PILOT PROGRAM Providing and Customizing Real-time Ridesharing Software The […]

Real-time Ridesharing Survey Results

We recently conducted a survey for our new Real-Time Ridesharing pilot and got a great response, with over 1,000 taking the survey. Over 50% said they would likely or definitely try a real-time ridesharing system as currently planned (which will include incentives for pilot participants). Nearly 60% said they would try the system if gas prices […]

Local Annual Conference: Preserving Agriculture in the Face of Climate Change – May 26

Join leaders from Sonoma County government, business and the community at large for “Climate Protection: Everybody Profits” in Petaluma. This year’s theme is “Food, Farming and You: Addressing the Pickle We Are In.” For a full program and registration>

Poll Finds That Public’s Support for Alternative Energy Transcends Political Boundaries

A new Pew Research Center poll “Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology” finds strong support for the environment and clean energy across party affiliations. 71% of Americans believe “this country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment.” For the complete poll results. Overall the public prioritizes developing alternative energy over expanding oil, […]

Ghilotti Goes Green

Ghilotti Construction Company, the largest contractor in Sonoma, Marin and Napa, is a Business for Clean Energy sponsor and is demonstrating leadership in the industry by reducing its environmental impact. Some of the company’s accomplishments: using biodiesel blend for trucks and heavy equipment, recycling jobsite asphalt and concrete materials, construction of a “Green” corporate headquarters, […]

Dynamic Ridesharing Program to Revitalize Car Pooling

Last week the Press Democrat ran an editorial about declining car pooling. For the complete editorial> Alan Strachan, an advisor to the Campaign, responded with a letter to the editor. Strachan points out that “The Metropolitan Transportation Commission recently chose to fund a collaboration between the Sonoma County Transportation Authority and the Climate Protection Campaign […]

Using Incentives, Analy Students Achieve 21% Reduction in Single Passenger Commutes

Using Incentives, Analy Students Achieve 21% Reduction in Single Passenger Commutes The AP Statistics class at Analy High School participated in a year-long project with the Climate Protection Campaign’s Cool Schools program to understand the greenhouse gas impact of student drivers at their school. For three weeks this spring the class developed an initiative to […]